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Old Posted Sep 20, 2018, 6:03 PM
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There ought to be a blog to showcase architectural renderings that are bizarre/divorced from reality. Or maybe it's just designed for people with very unique rear ends. Regardless, very happy to see the Burns building revived, I'm sure it'll be great.
Maybe the bench design isn’t divorced from reality, but in fact very tuned into the reality of benches in urban settings, and intentionally designed for sitting, but not sleeping.
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That was my guess, but it seems they could make it sleep-proof yet still more comfortable than that looks.
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Maybe the bench design isn’t divorced from reality, but in fact very tuned into the reality of benches in urban settings, and intentionally designed for sitting, but not sleeping.
To me it looks like the guy is literally sitting on the pointy tip of a triangle, which doesn't seem like a very comfortable place to sit.
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Who argued that?
It was part of the citizens to be heard. She represented a group but I hadn't heard of it before and don't remember it now. The commissioners pretty much brushed it aside, asking the developers if it could be reversed if a traffic apocalypse ensued. It can, as long as the trees are compact enough to not need to go into the actual ground, but they were open to having that happen as well.
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it was part of the citizens to be heard. She represented a group but i hadn't heard of it before and don't remember it now. The commissioners pretty much brushed it aside, asking the developers if it could be reversed if a traffic apocalypse ensued. It can, as long as the trees are compact enough to not need to go into the actual ground, but they were open to having that happen as well.

“San Antonio’s parking lots are unique and historical!!!”
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There are lots of places I'd like to see parklets downtown where there is currently on-street parking:

1. Pretty much every block emanating from Main Plaza.

2. Anything within a block of the Alamo, especially Crockett between the Riverwalk and the Alamo.

3. East Commerce and East Market have on-street parking from which some could be turned into parklets with Food Truck spaces between them. This would extend the Riverwalk's vitality and create a quasi - open-air-market.

4. Some blocks along the Riverwalk should have parklets instead of their current on-street parking so as to keep foot traffic lingering once they leave the River level: Grayson, Jones, 9th, Lexington, Convent, Pecan, Travis, Presa on the south of the bend, Villita, and South Alamo currently or will soon have restaurants or establishments on the street level that would benefit from that foot traffic. The developers of vacant lots adjacent to the river could also take note of this strategy on other streets to activate the street level experience adjacent to the river.

5. This strategy might have been even more effective for activating the area around San Pedro Creek, as not much will be built on the Creek level itself, except for the fact that most the streets do not have on-street parking within a block of the bridge.
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